Definitions for entente cordialeɑnˈtɑnt kɔrˈdyɑl, ɑ̃ˈtɑ̃t

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•tente cor•dialeɑnˈtɑnt kɔrˈdyɑl, ɑ̃ˈtɑ̃t(n.)

  1. a friendly understanding, esp. between nations.

    Category: Government, Foreign Term

Origin of entente cordiale:

1835–45; < F

Princeton's WordNet

  1. entente, entente cordiale(noun)

    an informal alliance between countries

  2. entente, entente cordiale(noun)

    a friendly understanding between political powers

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  1. Entente cordiale

    The Entente Cordiale was a series of agreements signed on 8 April 1904 between the United Kingdom and the French Third Republic. Beyond the immediate concerns of colonial expansion addressed by the agreement, the signing of the Entente Cordiale marked the end of almost a millennium of intermittent conflict between the two nations and their predecessor states, and the formalisation of the peaceful co-existence that had existed since the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815. The Entente Cordiale, along with the Anglo-Russian Entente and the Franco-Russian Alliance, later became part of the Triple Entente among the UK, France, and Russia. The agreement settled many long-standing issues. France recognized British control over Egypt, while Britain reciprocated regarding France in Morocco. France gave up its exclusive fishery rights on the shores of Newfoundland and in return received an indemnity and territory in Gambia and Nigeria. Britain dropped complaints regarding the French customs régime in Madagascar. The respective spheres of influence were defined in Siam.

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